Ely ranked as most pet-friendly place in the east

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Ely has been named the most pet-friendly place in the east of England, based on dog-friendly factors. - Credit: Ian Carter

Ely has been ranked as the most pet-friendly place to live in the East of England, a study has revealed. 

The city, which finished ahead of sixth-placed Cambridge in the rankings, was also judged as the fifth most pet-friendly place to live in the UK, behind winners Bromsgrove. 

The study, carried out by home buying firm WeBuyAnyHome.com, ranked over 130 towns and cities based on ‘dog-friendly’ factors, such as a garden score, property size, the number of pet groomers and pet shops. 

In the study, it aims to find the best UK cities for dog owners to buy a property in, using an estimated dog population for each venue based on figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association and the Office for National Statistics. 

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Ely topped the rankings for most pet-friendly places in the east of England, scoring an average house price of just over £344,000. - Credit: WeBuyAnyHome

A spokesperson for WeBuyAnyHome said: “Its high ranking is largely down to Ely having the second best offering of pet training centres in the country. 

“Ely has more reasons to celebrate - scoring second in the whole of the UK for boasting the most number of training centres for pets and fifth place for the most pet shops.” 

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Ely was also named in The Guardian's top 10 places for a British city break this year. Pictured is Ely riverside. - Credit: Explore East Cambs Website

Ely was also named in The Guardian’s top 10 places for a city break this year. 

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